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Serena Williams Returned to Tennis with an Empowering Message for Mothers Who Had Tough Pregnancies
Serena Williams has returned to her first major tennis tournament nine months after giving birth. As her husband,Alexis Ohanian, said on Instagram, "Supermama is back."
She beat Czech tennis player Kristýna Plíšková 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 to sail through the first round of the French Open on Tuesday, and along with the news of her victory, her outfit has attracted attention.
Williams, who isHarper's BAZAAR UK's July cover star, made her comeback wearing a black Nike catsuit. Following the match, she shared a photo on social media explaining the reason behind the outfit choice. "Catsuit anyone?" she wrote. "For all the moms out there who had a tough recovery from pregnancy—here you go. If I can do it, so can you. Love you all!!"
Fans, friends, and new moms were quick to show their support for the tennis star. "You're a total rockstar. From one mama to another, thank you!" model Brooklyn Decker commented. Others described Williams as a "true warrior" and a "powerful voice" for women.
You're a total rockstar. From one mama to another, thank you!— Brooklyn Decker (@BrooklynDecker) May 30, 2019
In a post-match interview, Williams said she felt like a "superhero" on the court.
"I feel like a warrior wearing it, a queen from Wakanda [referring to the Black Panther movie] maybe," she explained, theBBCreports. "It was comfortable to wear.
"I'm always living in a fantasy world. I always wanted to be a superhero, and it's kind of my way of being a superhero."
Williams has previously opened up about the dangerous complications she suffered aftergiving birthto her now-8-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
Video: Serena Williams Returns to Arthur Ashe Stadium 2018 US Open Tennis
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